Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 141 -
Rank change year-on-year +85 - +83
Contract jobs citing SMS 35 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.83% 0.31% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.63% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 30 0 0
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £306 - -
North East median daily rate £305 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.12 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.53% - -
North East median hourly rate £17.48 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year -39.72% - -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 224 628 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.51% 28.14% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 415 155
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £340 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -27.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £225 £208 £247
90th Percentile £538 £462 £653
North East median daily rate £330 £325 £417
% change year-on-year +1.54% -21.97% +28.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 64 37
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.80 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.57% +9.80% +14.61%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £12.11
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.00 £40.45
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -48.89% +16.67% -20.00%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +89 35 £306 - 4
SMS
North East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SMS.

1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 10 (28.57%) SCCM
4 9 (25.71%) XenApp
4 9 (25.71%) XenDesktop
4 9 (25.71%) DHCP
4 9 (25.71%) DNS
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 9 (25.71%) AppSense
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
6 7 (20.00%) Project Management
6 7 (20.00%) XenServer
7 6 (17.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 5 (14.29%) Office 365
8 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (14.29%) PMO
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DHCP
1 9 (25.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) IT Trainer
4 2 (5.71%) PMO Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Portfolio Planner
4 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Trainer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Interaction Designer
5 1 (2.86%) iOS Developer
5 1 (2.86%) IT Technical Manager
5 1 (2.86%) PMO Lead
5 1 (2.86%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) CSS
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) RESTful
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.71%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) ERP
5 2 (5.71%) Information Governance
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.86%) ETL
6 1 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Security Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) MCSA
2 4 (11.43%) MCSE
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) CISM
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) PMO
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
1 9 (25.71%) XenApp
1 9 (25.71%) XenDesktop
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (20.00%) XenServer
4 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) AppSense
1 9 (25.71%) Citrix
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Google